Wishing upon a star in Disney Springs

With the holiday season right in front of us Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney, in Orlando (Florida) is inviting guests to gaze skyward and make a special wish this holiday season.


Disney Springs is a one-of-a-kind Disney experience, treating guests by day and night to great dining, shopping and entertainment amid beautiful open-air promenades, flowing springs and waterfront charm. Offering an air of sophisticated grace and design that harkens to Florida’s waterfront towns at the turn-of-the-century, Disney Springs is home to four distinct, outdoor neighborhoods: The Landing, Town Center, Marketplace and West Side. Disney Springs is part of Walt Disney World Resort, located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Starting November 20 on the West Side of Disney Springs guests will get a chance to see Disney and Intel exploring remarkable new technology as hundreds of lighted show drones take to the nighttime sky in “Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration.”

The first-of-its-kind light show features 300 drones performing a synchronized choreography to a specially orchestrated arrangement of classic holiday music. In the nostalgic and stirring medley, Disney Springs guests can listen for a few bars of classic Disney melodies.

“We are thrilled to share an experience as innovative and unique as Disney Springs,” said Keith Bradford, Vice President of Disney Springs. “‘Starbright Holidays’ is a wonderful surprise and delight moment for guests as they enjoy an evening of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment here at Disney Springs.”

Jon Snoddy, Studio Executive with Walt Disney Imagineering R&D: “At Disney, we are always looking for innovative ways to tell stories and create unexpected experiences. We’re excited to invite guests to watch as we explore the possibilities of this remarkable new technology.”


“Starbright Holidays” marks the first time 300 show drones have flown at one time. At 280g, the drone weighs less than a volleyball, and features built-in LED lights that can create more than four billion color combinations.

“Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration”  runs Nov. 20 – Jan. 8 at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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